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Bear's Manataka Weddings

From a simple traditional ceremony deep in a lush forest glade to an elaborate modern American Indian affair with fancy regalia, dancers, drummers and hundreds of guests, Lee Standing Bear Moore and his team  of wedding specialists can help you create a dream-come-true wedding.

Wedding Services Include:

  • Officiating Spiritual Elder

  • Transportation

  • Counseling

  • Lodging

  • Ceremony Site Selection

  • Entertainment

  • Reception / Caterer

  • Video/Photographer

  • Favors - Accessories

  • Rehearsal dinner

  • Announcements / Invitations

  • Wedding Regalia

  • Honeymoon Arrangements

  • Florist and Baker


We are efficient, expert organizers.  Our responsibility is to the bride and groom to act as their advocate with vendors to get the best services, quality, and prices possible.   We anticipate problems before they arise and solve them to create a smooth, serene and beautiful wedding day.   We offer advice on the budget and help keep expenses within specific parameters.

American Indian spiritual elders are not available in all areas but we attempt to cover all 50 states.  

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Meet your American Indian wedding coordinator:

Born at the Bell Mission in California, Lee Standing Bear Moore is a Kituwah (Cherokee) storyteller, historian, author and lecturer.  Standing Bear studied American Indian history and customs for more than 35 years. Bear began his long career of conducting wedding ceremonies at the sacred Manataka (Place of Peace).  Today, Bear produces American Indian wedding ceremonies across the country.

During the late 1980’s, Standing Bear served as advisor and special liaison to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.  A recently release documentary film titled, “The Story of Manataka” features Standing Bear.  He is currently producing a collection of American Indian children stories scheduled for release next year. He has written articles for newsletters, magazines and newspapers and appeared on radio and television talk shows.  Standing Bear is invited to present programs to schools, civic groups and churches on a regular basis. 

Currently, Standing Bear is secretary and historian for the Manataka American Indian Council, a nonprofit, educational, cultural and religious organization with members in forty-seven states and seven foreign countries. MAIC sponsors a number of annual American Indian events including the “Full Circle Celebration of Native America” and “The Gathering at Manataka.” 

Moore of Hot Springs, Arkansas is a graduate of LaSalle University with degrees in business law and business administration. He is married (35 + years) with two daughters and three grandchildren.

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